May 11, 2011

MIDVALE, UTAH – Raptor® automated controls from FLSmidth Pekin, LLC, recently merged into FLSmidth Salt Lake City, Inc., will improve cone crushing performance by ensuring the crusher operates at optimal efficiency.  Available in five packages for all Raptor Cone Crusher models, including XL300, XL400, XL500, XL600, XL900, XL1100, XL1300 and XL2000, the Raptor automation systems are self-contained controllers that provide full-time monitoring and automated controls.  The systems include basic, automated interlock, full and custom-designed automation packages, as well as an automated remote liner calibration package.

The Raptor Basic Automation System consists of simple interlocks, pushbuttons and indicators for monitoring the crusher’s performance and settings.  The Raptor Automated Interlock Automation System uses a simple programmable logic controller (PLC) to establish, calibrate and monitor crusher settings.  With a one-button push start, the system then monitors lubrication and hydraulic pressures, temperature and vibration, with audio and visual indicator alarms.

The Raptor Full Automation System employs a combination of PLC controls with Windows®-based Rockwell FactoryTalk View® SE interactive software to remotely control the cone crusher.  Along with the same basic controls, indicators and push start as the Automated Interlock Automation System, the Full Automation System also provides data collection for trending, wear part replacement, diagnostics and troubleshooting.

The remote liner calibration system is an affordable option for producers who simply want to remotely manage their crusher’s CSS (closed-side setting) adjustment.  It eliminates safety and downtime issues associated with manual “slugging” to establish desired CSS, and allows for frequent adjustments, which improves crusher performance and product quality.  This option is available for Raptor Cones and other crusher models that are designed with a ring bowl adjustment.

Partnering with its sister company, FLSmidth Automation, FLSmidth also can provide the expertise to custom design an automation system for any cone crushing plant – providing complete automation integration within the operation.  Custom Automation Systems from FLSmidth are available for stationary, portable cone crusher plants.

The Raptor Automation Systems join the growing family of Raptor High-Performance Cone Crushers, including the XL300, XL400, XL500, XL600, XL900, XL1100, XL1300 and XL2000 – the largest cone crusher available on the market. FLSmidth has designed these machines and systems, employing the results of extensive research conducted with operator input, with the goal of keeping producers crushing at the highest production levels, in the most demanding hard rock mining and aggregate applications around the world.

FLSmidth Salt Lake City, Inc., is headquartered in Midvale, Utah. The parent company, FLSmidth & Co. A/S, is based in Copenhagen, Denmark. With offices worldwide, the FLSmidth Minerals group supplies equipment, systems, service and support for mining, cement and construction base material operators in the material handling, flotation, crushing and grinding and pyro markets. Founded more than 128 years ago, FLSmidth has been renowned for innovative thinking and a focus on developing the best possible technological solutions. For more information, contact Fred Gross, Global Product Director Cone Crushers, FLSmidth, 7158 S. FLSmidth Drive, Midvale, UT 84047-5559; phone: 801.871.7000; cell: 720.883.6862; fax: 801.871.7001; e-mail: or visit  

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